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Orthodox community maintains campus eruv

By Paige Maizes @MaizesPaige For Mitzpeh  An eruv [air-oov, er-; Sephardic Hebrew e-roov; Ashkenazic Hebrew ey-roov] is an important aspect of Shabbat that the Orthodox community protects and preserves each week.  Co-head of maintaining the eruv at this university, Judah Lesser, a junior computer engineering major, explained how ...

Kedma welcomes new board for spring semester

By Max Boyarsky For Mitzpeh @BoyarskyMax   Although some clubs and organizations at this university are having a difficult time planning events this semester, others are trudging through the obstacles.  Kedma, this university’s Orthodox community, announced the winners of their board elections on Dec. 13. New members ele...

Kedma poker night raises money and fun

By James Hartner For Mitzpeh @jhartner_umd On Sat. Dec. 12, Kedma hosted a virtual Texas Hold'em poker tournament to help raise money for charity.  This tournament consisted of 14 participants, each with a $15 buy-in. With the stockpile of money, 50% of the money was distributed to the top three participants and 50% went to a charity ...

Remembering Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

  Sacks the Bridge Builder Dr. Scott Lasensky @scottlasensky As the Jewish world mourns the passing of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former U.K. Chief Rabbi, my thoughts have lingered on his extraordinary legacy of bridge-building.  I cannot claim familiarity with his most cited teachings on Jewish texts, and I do not count ...

KOR brings Jewish students together against cruelty

By Ileana Lozano @IleanaIRL Arts Editor At KOR Craft Night on Nov. 4, students made dog chew toys for The Anti-Cruelty Society, an animal welfare organization and animal shelter.  A day after the U.S. election, students were relieved to spend some time away from the tense political climate and take advantage of the opportunity to ...

Kedma pulls off Orthodox in-person services during High Holidays

By Ben Baruch For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Although the coronavirus pandemic’s restrictions made celebrating the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur difficult, members of this university’s Orthodox Jewish community made sure that social distancing wouldn’t get in the way of a meaningful holiday. Sophomore chemistry major Scott Sandor is the ...

Kedma gets students moving through the fall semester

By: Angel Gingras  @GingrasAngel For Mitzpeh On Sep. 7, Kedma hosted a virtual Zumba event to bring the community together and support a local charity.  As the fall semester kicks off, classes are not the only thing to move online since the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Many organizations around campus are working to get staff and students ...

Hillel adjusts prayer service options amid university coronavirus regulations

By Char Freedberg News editor @CfreeOfficial With the coronavirus lingering and changing this university in many ways, this university’s Hillel still grapples with the question that students are asking themselves: how will Jewish prayer services be handled this year? The High Holidays are rapidly approaching, so this question seems ...

Kedma’s ‘TerpZone Takeover’ brings Orthodox Jewish community together

By Krissy Harris For Mitzpeh @KrissyPrances21 The weekend’s chilly temperatures didn’t stop Kedma students from coming out for the TerpZone Takeover on Saturday night. Over 100 students showed up for the event to enjoy social time with their Jewish community through bowling, pool, air hockey and ice cream. Kedma is the Orthodox ...

Students sing their favorite tunes at first KOR-aoke event

By Mohan Xu For Mitzpeh @XuMohan1 KOR, the joint-student group between the Kedma, Ometz and Ruach communities, held the KOR-aoke event for the first time in the Maryland Hillel Multi-Purpose Room Thursday night. “The goal of KOR-aoke is for students within Hillel to have a fun space to meet each other,” said Maya Greenbaum, a ...